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by Niknok
Sun May 05, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 111
Views: 35674

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

fatal_exception wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 3:22 am
Does anyone know if I could get my hands on that cable that goes from the PCB to LCD which could make putting the PCB under the keyboard possible?
According to e-qstore, that cable is not compatible with the older kits where the PCB was placed behind the LCD.
by Niknok
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 111
Views: 35674

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

I installed the FHD kit in my T430, 16mb dual channel memory, and it has worked fine (no flickering). It's only been a few weeks, but so far so good.
by Niknok
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 111
Views: 35674

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

Old version or new version, discussion about flickering has been in the forums. It is not mentioned in the Ebay listing. Something has changed with the newer version. From eqstore: I am sorry that the older version of this kit , we do not have longer cable for it. And the new version cable is not co...
by Niknok
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 111
Views: 35674

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

Didn't someone make some kind of script to modify how the battery charges to reduce flickering?
by Niknok
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 111
Views: 35674

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

But how often do you use the laptop with a depleted battery in your day to day use? - before going back to the 1600x900 panel, recharge your battery and use it and see at what point the battery drops before the flickering happens. For example, maybe the screen only flickers when the battery is 90% d...
by Niknok
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 111
Views: 35674

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

I suppose that's good, at least you have a working configuration. But it's a little disappointing for those of us with 8gb mem who may want to add another 8gb someday. I wonder if the flickering could be related to power draw, since you had 16gb memory and a quad processor (and the LCD adapter board...
by Niknok
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 111
Views: 35674

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

I've used my non-S version almost six months with my T420 without any issues, but I did have an LCD screen go bad. I was not using the washers (they were not supplied at that time) and I even left the LCD bezel off to avoid additional screen pressure. Hard to know why the screen went bad and if it w...
by Niknok
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 111
Views: 35674

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

I recently revisited the e-qstore Ebay ad for the the T420 T430, and they have made a positive change to this kit. The cable to the LCD from the converter board has been lengthened: From 2018-09-18, the controller board kit is updated, it can be install under the keypad. The new kit's cables are not...
by Niknok
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 111
Views: 35674

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

As a purchaser of the converter board kit sold on Ebay by E-qstore, and the one who initially raised the question about clones in this topic, I am completely satisfied by the performance of the board in my T420. Edit: Today I turned on my T420 and there was a faint green column (about four inches wi...
by Niknok
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 111
Views: 35674

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

Here is Evan Joo's reply to a query about purchasing a longer cable to experiment with placement of the (non-S) converter board: HI,friend Thank you very much for your letter and advice. The longer cable of the kit for the t430s can work with this item, but as the cable are so a little bigger that t...
by Niknok
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: a T430 with a classic keyboard and FHD IPS mod
Replies: 20
Views: 5668

Re: a T430 with a classic keyboard and FHD IPS mod

Will the longer EDP cable from a different manufacturer be compatible with the EvanJoo board? The EvanJoo converter board and the Taobao board placed side by side are visually different; it's possible they map the wires differently. If someone had both of these boards, they could test pin for pin co...
by Niknok
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220 i bought a bluetooth 4.0 daughter card. while installing software update 'no bluetooth device was detected' error
Replies: 4
Views: 3490

Re: x220 i bought a bluetooth 4.0 daughter card. while installing software update 'no bluetooth device was detected' err

And if that doesn't work, follow my advice above to install the "Lenovo hotkey features integration" software. Weirdly, unlike most plug and play devices, the bluetooth card may not get power until the software turns it on.
by Niknok
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 111
Views: 35674

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

That's quite clever! Is it a tight fit?

I wonder if the board could fit in the GPU area [for those without a GPU] if the cable was longer.
by Niknok
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 bluetooth upgrade to 4.0
Replies: 4
Views: 3179

Re: T420 bluetooth upgrade to 4.0

It is the updated version of Bluetooth technology. If you want to install it on windows 10 follow [link removed]Dell printer support. It is faster than the older version and In ThinkPad laptop, if you facing any issue then contact with them. BEWARE!!!! Malwarebytes flags the link posted above by "A...
by Niknok
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Question about adding bluetooth to T430
Replies: 2
Views: 1097

Re: Question about adding bluetooth to T430

Yes, probably. I don't know that it holds true for every T430 variation, but when I opened my T430, the bluetooth cable was already there, taped to the lid, and connected to the trackpad. Be aware that the device manager won't recognize the bluetooth card until you install the "Lenovo hotkey feature...
by Niknok
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 111
Views: 35674

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

financialwar wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:05 pm
how is the brightness control with this controller?

Thinking about getting it for T430s with B040HAN01.2 on windows 7
On my T420 (Win 8.1) the brightness control works exactly the same.
by Niknok
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220 i bought a bluetooth 4.0 daughter card. while installing software update 'no bluetooth device was detected' error
Replies: 4
Views: 3490

Re: x220 i bought a bluetooth 4.0 daughter card. while installing software update 'no bluetooth device was detected' err

Try installing the "Lenovo hotkey features integration" software. Apparently the software turns power ON and OFF power to the bluetooth card. Without the software the bluetooth card is never on, and thereby not found by the device manager.
by Niknok
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 bluetooth upgrade to 4.0
Replies: 4
Views: 3179

Re: T420 bluetooth upgrade to 4.0

I installed that 4.0 board in my T420 (Win 8.1 Pro 64) to upgrade it from 3.0 and it was plug and play. The bluetooth board sits on the underside of the plastic palmrest bezel. I also installed a 4.0 board in my T430 (Win 7 Pro 64) that didn't have any bluetooth and have yet to have the device recog...
by Niknok
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 111
Views: 35674

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

Installed FHD upgrade kit sold by e-qstore in a T420 (i7, 8gb, SSD, 90w adapter). Mounted (taped) board onto lid behind LCD panel.

No flickering at all.

No flickering on battery power only, or when AC adapter charging battery.

Works well for my system.
by Niknok
Tue May 29, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 111
Views: 35674

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

I find three vendors selling this board on Ebay; sunnyqshop , e-qstore , and csmqshop . The e-qstore Ebay listing is new. The Ebay listing by sunnyqshop goes back to March 2018. The Ebay listing by csmqshop goes back to February 2018. The three vendors use the exact same pictures except for the wate...
by Niknok
Mon May 28, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 111
Views: 35674

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

That seller is NOT RMSMajestic. That looks like the same unauthorized clone that has been sold for a while on Ali-Express and Ebay. How can you claim no flicker and low power consumption for all? Buyers, beware. It is up to RMSMajestic, and only RMSMajestic to post claims about the product. EDIT: Re...
by Niknok
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order (paused)
Replies: 295
Views: 85620

Re: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order thread

The Ebay link for screens posted by RMSMajestic - will these screens work in the non-s kits that have not yet been released (T420)? It will work - just don't know if and when the non "-s" kits will be released (or if at all) Thanks. I decided to wait it out rather than purchase a screen. Those scre...
by Niknok
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order (paused)
Replies: 295
Views: 85620

Re: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order thread

The Ebay link for screens posted by RMSMajestic - will these screens work in the non-s kits that have not yet been released (T420)?
by Niknok
Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Interest in upgrade your T420/T420s/T430/T430s to FHD 1080p
Replies: 758
Views: 210631

Re: Interest in upgrade your T420/T420s/T430/T430s to FHD 1080p

Want to purchase the non (s) kit for the T420, when it becomes available.
by Niknok
Mon Jun 20, 2016 1:52 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Just purchased a lightly used T420s, recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 2466

Re: Just purchased a lightly used T420s, recommendations

I like Tony's advice to at least use your machine for a bit before upgrading. If you want to upgrade: 1. Add more memory to go from single channel to dual channel. 2. Add an MSATA solid state drive and you'll have another disk, usually for secondary purposes. 3. Purchase an Ultrabay caddy for your o...
by Niknok
Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 heating up a lot
Replies: 6
Views: 1803

Re: T420 heating up a lot

I have a T420, Intel HD graphics. No problems with high temps with the i5. I upgraded the i5 to an i7-2640M and used "ARCTIC MX-4 (4g) Carbon-Based Thermal Compound, Non-Electricity Conductive." I cleaned the CPU with 91% alcohol and applied one dot of the MX-4 in the center of the CPU. Note that "A...

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